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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Ranked?

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2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville was awarded 529 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, UT Knoxville is ranked #182 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UT Knoxville held the #433 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UT Knoxville also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UT Knoxville?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is 78%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UT Knoxville is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to UT Knoxville submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 650. Math scores were between 560 and 653.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 580 to 650 )
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SAT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 560 to 653 )
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UT Knoxville received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 25 to 31 )
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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 89% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like The University of Tennessee - Knoxville enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UT Knoxville the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100
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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,254 undergraduates at UT Knoxville with 22,914 being full-time and 1,340 being part-time.

How Much Does The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Cost?

The overall average net price of UT Knoxville is $18,579. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UT Knoxville

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,433 $13,970 $22,476 $24,617 $25,256

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UT Knoxville, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UT Knoxville, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $8,369 a year. That adds up to $33,476 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Knoxville is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UT Knoxville Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UT Knoxville make about $52,676 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UT Knoxville students since it is 24% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.

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Location of The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is a public institution. The location of UT Knoxville is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for UT Knoxville are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-1000
Website: www.utk.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UTKnoxville
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UTKnoxville

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 117 majors graduated from The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Of these students, 5,355 received undergraduate degrees and 2,089 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 450 $54,030
Health & Physical Education 352 $26,959
Child Development & Psychology 319 NA
Marketing 248 $41,633
Nursing 242 $51,956
General Biology 234 $22,206
Finance & Financial Management 214 $47,575
Political Science & Government 176 $28,920
Communication & Media Studies 156 $35,138
Mechanical Engineering 155 $67,222

Learn more about the majors offered at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UT Knoxville

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 12,497 students took at least one online class at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. This is an increase from the 10,526 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 12,497 6,845
2018-2019 10,526 1,125
2017-2018 10,041 929
2016-2017 9,072 734
2015-2016 7,760 667

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.